PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies placed Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a thumb injury Friday, a day after the center fielder won the "Final Vote" for the National League All-Star team.
"The results showed something different than we originally thought," Victorino was quoted as saying on the Phillies' website about an MRI test done earlier in the week. "The results showed a partial tear."
Victorino, a St. Anthony High School graduate, has not played since Sunday with what the team had called a sprained right thumb.
On phillies.com, Victorino said surgery is not necessary and that he expects to be activated as soon as he is eligible, on July 19. He also said he plans to attend Tuesday's All-Star game at the Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field.
Victorino is making his second trip to the DL this year. He was on the list from May 20 to June 3 with a strained right hamstring.
Victorino, who started in center field for the NL All-Stars in 2009, is batting .303 this season with a .524 slugging percentage, which ranks eighth in the league. His nine triples are second-most in the major leagues.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, who finished second in the NL Final Vote, was chosen to replace Victorino by All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants.
"Sometimes you default into things and it's a good thing to default into," said Ethier, who is from Phoenix. "It's an honor to get selected by an opposing manager."
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez said Friday they would not play in the All-Star game. Jeter is recovering from an injured calf, and Rodriguez a sore knee.